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Ole Sapit Wants Religious Leaders Appointed To Public Institutions To ‘Win Public Confidence’

Anglican Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit is now calling on President William Ruto to appoint more leaders to various public institutions.

Addressing the press on Wednesday while opening a school in Kericho County, Sapit praised the outgoing Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners, whose term has lapsed, for what he called honouring the constitution.

“Every institution should strive to serve Kenyans diligently. We know some of the IEBC commissioners’ terms ended. It is good to see that we are upholding the constitution and people are leaving office when their terms end,” the archbishop said.

IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati as well as Commissioners Boya Molu and Abdi Guliye’s tenures at the electoral body ended on January 17.

Ole Sapit urged the government to ensure the new people who take over the positions have integrity and called for more religious leaders to be appointed.

He argued that clergymen will “win public confidence” of government institutions.

“As we pray for whoever will take over IEBC, we look forward to independent institutions which serve without discrimination and favourism, which win public confidence,” said Sapit.

“Even when we religious leaders are put such positions, Kenyans will have confidence that whoever has been put there is doing the work properly,” he added.

Aside from the IEBC commissioners, Archbishop Eliud Wabukala’s term as Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) chairperson also ended on Tuesday. 

Wabukala was appointed to the position by former President Uhuru Kenyatta through a Gazette notice on January 18, 2017.

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